The Award winning music talent discovery and grooming competition, MTN Project Fame West Africa, is back for the ninth straight season with the tag, ‘Fame Lives Here’. Looking for raw talents, the annual show will commence auditions on Saturday, June 18, 2016 in some West African major cities and rest the auditions in Lagos on the 1st and 2nd July, 2016 .
This year, thousands of young talents will fight to get into the prestigious Project Fame Academy, where superstars are made, to be tutored by the best in the music and entertainment industry.
According to Olumide Akinlabi, who spoke on behalf of Ultima Studios, he said that auditions would be held in different states in Nigeria as well as Ghana. He further noted that auditions in Ghana and Ibadan will take place on the 18th of June 2016, while Port Harcourt and Abuja will be 25th of June, then Lagos State will crown it all on the 1st and 2nd of July 2016 respectively.
Previous superstars that have graduated from the ‘Fame Academy’ amongst others are Iyanya Mbuk, whose Kukere, with the famous Etighi dance won the best pop single on the 2012 Headies Award in Lagos; Mike Anyasodo, who by virtue of his Fine Fine Lady video won the 2010 Sound City’s Best R&B Video Award; Kesse Frimpong, who was voted the Ghanaian’s Best Male Vocalist of the year 2012 and of course the KEDIKE crooner, Chidinma Ekile who won the Best Female Act (West Africa) of the prestigious Kora Award in 2012.